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Volume 28, Number 8

August 2016

24 Pages

A grand re-opening

A grand re-opening and open house is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Lubbock Adult Activity Center, 2001 19th St. The center was previously called Lubbock Senior Center. The event will include a ribbon cutting, tours of the center, refreshments, and entertainment.

Shari Dempsey and Paula Brown, center director, greet visitors at the reception counter.

Lubbock, Texas 79401

Caregiver Conference scheduled for Aug. 11 The 2016 Family Caregiver Conference is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 11, at the Science Spectrum Exhibit Hall, 2579 S. Loop 289. The event is free and open to all caregivers, anyone facing the challenges of dementia, and those who want to learn methods for dealing with the stress that comes with caregiving. Conference topics include Parkinson’s Disease, management of behavioral symptoms

of dementia, Medicare 101, bite into a healthy lifestyle, and evidenced-based program - a matter of balance. RSVPs are to be sent to Linda Rautis at 806-687-0940 or 806762-8721 or The event is free, but seating is limited. Lunch will be provided. The South Plains Association of Governments, Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring the event.

‘Feed Seniors Now’ begins Aug. 26

Su Laesper and Becky Hernandez grab a cup of tea.

Harvey Landers walks on one of the treadmills.

The Feed Seniors Now program will have a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Aug. 26, at Comfort Keepers, 2517 74th St. Throughout September, companies, churches and organizations are encouraged to hold food drives to fill the Lubbock Meals on Wheels weekend meals bags for the coming year. Some of the items needed are

Ensure nutrition shakes, instant oatmeal, instant Cream of Wheat, individual cereal boxes, cereal bars, granola bars, juice boxes, (See Groups encouraged, Page2)

National Senior Citizens Day is held annually on Aug. 21, a day of special recognition for all seniors. It’s a great time to let your favorite senior know just how special he or she is to you.

Golden Gazette August 2016  
Golden Gazette August 2016  

Lubbock's Senior Newspaper